Featured Consultant

Jorge Valenzuela

Education Consultant

About Jorge

Jorge Valenzuela is an education coach, author, and advocate.

He has years of experience as a classroom and online teacher, curriculum specialist, and consultant.

His work focuses on improving teacher preparation in project-based learning (PBL), computational thinking and computer science integration, STEM education, and equity and SEL integration.


Key Skills & Qualifications

  • University Adjunct Professor
  • Systems Thinker
  • Educational Leadership
  • Instructional Coach
  • Published Education Researcher
  • Author
  • Project Based Learning Coach
  • Equity and SEL Integration Coach
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coach
  • Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum Coach
  • STEM and Computer Science Coach
  • Nearpod Certified Educator and PioNear
  • Project Lead the Way Certified Design and Modeling Teacher
  • National Career Readiness Certified




18 Years


Computer Science, Administration and Supervision

Recognition and Publications

  • Environmental Science for Grades 6-12: A Project-Based Approach to Solving the Earth's Most Urgent Problems
  • SEL in Action Tools to Help Students Learn and Grow (Guide)
  • Rev Up Robotics: Real World Computational Thinking in the K-8 Classroom
  • Attitudes Towards Teaching Computational Thinking and Computer Science: Insights from Educator Interviews and Focus Groups
  • A recipient of ISTE’s 2021 Making It Happen Award
  • Appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Virginia STEM Education Commission in 2020.
  • Recipient of ISTE’s 2018 Computer Science Excellence Award
  • Recipient of ISTE's 2019 STEM Excellence Award
  • Recipient of the 2018 Lynn Barrier Engineering Leadership Award for contributions to STEM education in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2017 Emerging Leader honoree for the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association